Charlamagne Tha God hits out at Biden for calling Trump 'first' racist president

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Charlamagne Tha God has hit out at Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden for branding Donald Trump the “first” racist president.

Mr Biden had criticised Mr Trump for what he referred to as “his spread of racism” on Wednesday, calling him the “first” racist to be elected president.

“The way he deals with people based on the colour of their skin, their national origin, where they’re from, is absolutely sickening,” mentioned Mr Biden. “No sitting president has ever done this.”

“We’ve had racists, and they’ve existed. They’ve tried to get elected president. He’s the first one that has.”

Charlamagne, The Breakfast Club radio host, was fast to rebuke the presidential hopeful in his programme on Thursday, labelling the previous vice chairman “donkey of the day” for his feedback.

“I really wish Joe Biden would shut the eff up forever and continue to act like he’s starring in the movie A Quiet Place because as soon as he opens his mouth and makes noise, he gets us all killed, OK?” the presenter mentioned.

“There’s already so many people who are reluctantly only voting for Joe Biden because he’s the only option and because Donald J Trump is that trash.”

A variety of earlier presidents owned slaves, together with founding fathers George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Charlamagne accused Mr Biden of perpetrating a “revisionist history” that “relinquishes America of all responsibility of its bigotry”.

“Donald Trump is not the first and sadly he won’t be the last,” he mentioned. “He’s just more overt with his racism than most presidents we’ve had in recent times. That’s why when Joe Biden incorrectly refers to Donald Trump as America’s first racist president … we have to check that immediately.”

“How are we ever going to atone for America’s original sins if we don’t acknowledge them?” Charlamagne requested. “How the hell can Donald Trump be the first racist president in a country where 12 presidents before him owned slaves?”

America’s previous, and conspicuous reminders of its much less savoury facets like statues commemorating Confederate leaders, has come beneath intense scrutiny amid nationwide demonstrations in opposition to systemic racism following the demise of George Floyd.

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